Hey YA

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

Episode 80What Even Is An Oak Tree?

Kelly and Hannah take a look at the settings present and absent in YA books and what they wish they saw more commonly, then highlight YA set in the rural US and across the globe.

Episode 79.5Extra Credit: Ghost Stories

Kelly dives into the wide world of YA ghost stories.

Episode 79Get In Loser. We’re Going Podcasting.

Kelly and new Hey YA host Hannah talk about girls in sports and dig into great stand-alone YA science fiction and fantasy books.

Episode 78.5Extra Credit: Book Clubbing SLOPPY FIRSTS with Kristina Forest

Kelly and YA author Kristina Forest talk about Megan McCafferty's Sloppy Firsts, digging into suburban angst, finding yourself, and Marcus Flutie.

Episode 78I Put a Spell on You

Vanessa and Liberty are sitting in this week, talking about recent YA releases and which witchy YA reads they love, witch, er, which makes for a spellbinding new episode!

Episode 77.5Extra Credit: Extolling The Virtues of Darius The Great Is Not OK

Special guest Jessica Pryde, of our When In Romance podcast, dives into Darius The Great Is Not OK by Adib Khorram.

Episode 77The Live Experience

Eric and Kelly come to you LIVE from YA-Hoo Fest!, talking great books for new YA readers and what they can't wait to read this fall.

Episode 76.5Extra Credit: Retellings

Special guest Jessica Pryde, of our When In Romance podcast, talks about her favorite YA retellings!

Episode 76Your Heart Still Has Feeling

Eric and Kelly talk about YA where fandoms clash, followed by a recommendationpalooza of recent YA horror.

Episode 75.5Extra Credit: Cemetery Boys and Bad Choices with Aiden Thomas

Eric is joined by Aiden Thomas, author of the highly anticipated debut novel Cemetery Boys, to talk favorite backlist titles and bad reading location decisions.

Episode 75The Real Deal On IP

Eric and Kelly talk YA romance you may have missed this year and take a deep dive into what IP work is and why it's likely you love it.

Episode 74.5Extra Credit: Latinx YA Extravaganza

Kelly and guest host Carmen of @TomesandTextiles offer up a pile of incredible Latinx backlist YA books for your reading needs.

Episode 74Teens Who Raise Their Voices

Eric and Kelly take a deep dive into YA books that feature protests, as well as YA books with extensive casts.

Episode 73.5Extra Credit: The Get Booked Handsell

As a special bonus for Hey YA listeners, please enjoy this ode to Meg Medina from Get Booked's Amanda Nelson.

Episode 73Time Is Meaningless

Eric and Kelly are back to talk about YA set in the '90s and short YA reads for short attention spans.